Bar Rescue

Discussion in 'Bullion Investing' started by rte, Feb 16, 2018.

  1. rte

    rte Well-Known Member

    I figured I'd start a new thread about silver art bars that we rescue from the melting pot.

    I picked up another 3 today,
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    I ran out of walking around money, so I had to leave a few more behind.
    I'll make my way out in the morning and try to liberate them tomorrow.
     
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  3. rte

    rte Well-Known Member

    As promised I dragged my butt out of bed this morning :D
    I rescued another 10 bars, 8 at $1 over spot and 2 (The Spirit Of St Louis, Madison Mint) (World Wide coin investments limited 1913 nickel)
    at $20.
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  4. mpcusa

    mpcusa "Official C.T. TROLL SWEEPER"

    Like the western themed silver :)
     
  5. rte

    rte Well-Known Member

    1 oz Silver Bar - Stagecoach (Fractional)
    There is 2 older ones and 2 newer ones.

    APMEX is out of stock on the Newer ones, I wish they would still show the price they WERE listed at on their website.

    They you do have fakes of these Missing one of the horses legs. :rolleyes: and notice how the corners of the bar are a tighter radius.
    Thanks FakeBullion.com

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    I asked the local G&S place how they check new arrivals and he said they check with X-ray.

    Interesting...probably one of those verifying guns.



     
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  6. 1970 Silver Art

    1970 Silver Art Silver Art Bar Collector

    This is a very interesting thread IMO. I am a silver art bar collector. I have a YT channel called the "'70's silver art bar show". I did some YT videos of some of my "bar rescues". Some select episodes of my YT shows:

    Episode 1 of the '70's silver art bar show:



    Episode 7:



    Episode 13:



    Episode 16:




    The rest of my episodes are on my Silver Art YT channel:

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC28GKRWloedwoeulOUzLImw
     
    Last edited: Mar 25, 2018
  7. 1970 Silver Art

    1970 Silver Art Silver Art Bar Collector


    If that 1976 Doyle's Coin Palace US Bicentennial bar has the Greathouse reverse type, then that is a very good find IMO. Congrats.
     
  8. Brian Calvert

    Brian Calvert Active Member

    Where are you guys running into these bars at ? Seems to me most pawn shops unload them ASAP for the small melt profit ? Would love to stock some of these bars... All in on both metals now and their producers. Can't really lose going forward from here in this UPCOMING economy.
     
  9. rte

    rte Well-Known Member

    Brian, I've been looking at the We Buy gold and silver stores.
    My local one get new stuff in from California every couple weeks.
    Pawn shops don't usually have much, but when you go in >> Ask for them if you don't see anything in the case.
     
  10. 1970 Silver Art

    1970 Silver Art Silver Art Bar Collector


    I have been able to find '70's silver art bars at the following places:

    1. Coin shops (local and out-of-town)

    2. Coin shows

    3. Flea markets

    I have not had much luck with the pawn shops here in my area. I think that most of the pawn shops in my area just end up sending any silver art bar to the refinery to melt them down instead of selling them to the public.
     
  11. rte

    rte Well-Known Member

    20180325_193627.jpg 20180325_193614.jpg Last Fridays pick ups.
    $1 over spot for the Holtville California Angles Baseball round and $20 on the Fast Ford bar.
     
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    asheland The Silver Lion

  13. Brett_in_Sacto

    Brett_in_Sacto Well-Known Member

  14. 1970 Silver Art

    1970 Silver Art Silver Art Bar Collector

    Minted by United States Silver Corporation.
     
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  15. mpcusa

    mpcusa "Official C.T. TROLL SWEEPER"

    Really like the uniqueness of the 1 oz silver bars, all the different designs are really cool :)
     
  16. 1970 Silver Art

    1970 Silver Art Silver Art Bar Collector

    Episode 17 of the '70's silver art bar show:

     
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  17. 1970 Silver Art

    1970 Silver Art Silver Art Bar Collector


    It is the uniqueness of the '70's silver art bars that makes me buy them. The many different themes of the 1970's 1-oz silver art bars that got me hooked on them.
     
  18. 1970 Silver Art

    1970 Silver Art Silver Art Bar Collector

    Episode 18 of the '70's silver art bar show:



    In this episode, I share some of my "bar rescues" during the 1st half of April 2018.
     
  19. rte

    rte Well-Known Member

    Nice pickups at $17/$18ea.
    Been SLIM Pickns around here as of late.

    How many bars in your collection so far?
     
  20. 1970 Silver Art

    1970 Silver Art Silver Art Bar Collector

    I am not sure. I will have to take a breather from buying and see how many I actually have in my personal collection. I have a lot of them for sure. I have been lucky enough to find them in local coin shops.

     
  21. rte

    rte Well-Known Member

    Here's one that's beyond rescue.
    Sad It was once a cool looking 10 ounce JM old pour bar.
    I forgot to ask how much.

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